Below you’ll find our Police Board Game game board and instructions for play. If you’re able to print these items, you’re welcome to but if not reach out to CitizenDetroit for facilitation. This board game will teach you about the history of the Detroit Police Department. As you play think about the role of the Department within our city’s government and how it has served the city’s citizens.
You can also read the game cards to learn about the police department without playing the game.
CitizenDetroit facilitates this board game and will facilitate with your group. Contact CitizenDetroit for more information.
- Police Board Game and Game Cards
- Game pieces (you can use colored paper clips!)
- 2 Minute Timer
- Divide into small groups of no more than seven.
- Select a game board piece.
- Shuffle cards and place them face down in the center of the board. There are two kinds of cards:
- a. Fact Cards state a fact relevant to the Detroit Police Department and indicate the number of squares forward or backward the player is to move.
- b. Discussion Cards contain facts that could be considered either good (move forward) or bad (move backward). Discuss with your group for up to 2 minutes and determine the direction you will move your piece based upon the majority opinion of the group.
- To start the game, all players place their markers on the starting square. Decide who will go first and players then take turns clockwise around the table.
- On each turn, the player selects the top card on the deck, reads out loud the number of squares to move forward or backward, then reads the fact. The player then moves the indicated number of squares forward or backward.
- The game concludes when all players have returned to start.
- As a group, review the key questions.